The non alcoholic or alcohol free (if you prefer) trend is being seen all around the world. Yes, the market share of non-alcoholic drinks is still relatively small but it is growing while traditional alcoholic drink numbers are falling.
The boom in non alcoholic drink sales around Europe and Canada caught the attention of leading breweries and they have been quick to introduce their own non-alcoholic drinks. But what about America is the non-alcoholic drink trend catching on their as well?
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in America and non-alcoholic beer was one of the first alcohol free beverages to really captures people’s attention. But in the USA it only makes up a small fraction of the overall beer market standing at a very small 0.3%.
So, it looks like if you want a non-alcoholic beer in America you are out of luck right? Well actually maybe not because that small market share figure could actually be very deceptive because there is actually a wide variety of non-alcoholic beers available in America.
Heineken USA has also recently launched their own alcohol free malt in January this year, so just like in Europe and Canada breweries are sensing a growing trend in non-alcoholic beers. America's society, in general, is placing a stronger emphasis on the importance of staying healthy as well.
And it’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of obesity and many other health conditions. Non-alcoholic beers are also a valuable alternative for people who want to stay sober too.
The growing trend of non-alcoholic beer and beverages, in general, might not be quite as prevalent in the USA as it is in countries like the UK and Canada but it is still present. The trend looks to be continuing and growing as well.
So, now you know a bit more about the current presence of non-alcoholic beer in the USA and its benefits what particular non-alcoholic beers should you look out for? Well to help you with that I’ve laid out some of the most popular non-alcoholic beers currently available in the USA.
Non Alcoholic Beers To Try
Non-alcoholic beers are a growing presence in the American drink market and below I’ve analysed five beers to try. You’ll find beers that suit all tastes and now that non-alcoholic options are growing more popular you will find them available at most shops, bars, and restaurants.
O’Doul’s Non Alcoholic Beer
O’Doul’s is one of the most well-known non-alcoholic beers in the United States and comes in numerous versions including amber varieties. The original beer as a mild but sweet taste but leaves a nice dry aftertaste. The amber variety is richer with a distinctive hop finish, both varieties are worth considering if you are looking for a good all-around non-alcoholic beer.
Athletic Brewing Co Run Wild Non Alcoholic Beer
This beer from Athletic brewing is well-known for its colourful cans but let’s be honest the taste is the most important factor when it comes to choosing a non-alcoholic beer. This beer as a very rich citrusy taste but there is a subtle hint of hops as well. It is a softer tasting beer that is very low in calories so an excellent option for people looking to cut down.
Clausthaler Dry Hopped Non-Alcoholic Beer
This German beer is one of the oldest non-alcoholic beers available and has been refined over the years to ensure a much natural beer taste. Because of this, the Clausthaler is ideal for fans of amber beers. It has a rich malty taste with hints of caramel and is the perfect choice for people looking to get started with non-alcoholic beers.
Athletic Brewing Co.'s All Out Stout
Another of the Athletic Brewing Co’s popular non-alcoholic beers is their All Out Stout. This beer is a little more experimental and unusual in fragrance and taste but certainly worth considering if you are a fan of more unique beers. It as a light bitter taste but with hints of chocolate, caramel, and even a little vanilla. It is a more unusual taste and fragrance but a good alcohol-free beer worth checking out.
Coors Non Alcoholic Beer
With a rich smooth taste, Coors non-alcoholic beer is a simple alcohol free option designed to replicate the traditional taste of a smooth beer. It’s not the most adventurous choice but a great starting point and a popular choice in American for a cheap more simplistic non-alcoholic beer.
So, that is five of the most common non-alcoholic beers available in America. The growing trend of alcohol-free beers might not have reached the heights it as in other countries (yet) but things are certainly heading that way. So, why not give one of these alcohol free options a try?
Where to Buy Non Alcoholic Beer in the USA
All our drinks are sold from the UK, but we have good news..
Here at LightDrink's we have the UK's largest range of non alcoholic beer, wine and spirits. The good news is, we can now ship our drinks to the USA.
If you're interested in purchasing non alcoholic beer, wine or spirits, drop us an email, and we'll be happy to provide you with a shipping quote.